Seven years after the release of his Grammy-winning 2006 album Turn Around, Jonny Lang has completed his new studio album Fight For My Soul for a September 17 release via Concord Recordings. Lang has been working on the new album over the past three years with producer Tommy Sims, the co-writer of Eric Clapton's "Change The World."
From the Press Release: "With this album, I'm looking forward to going to different territories and countries all over the world, and just trying to be a positive presence for people in places where I have never been before," Lang commented. "I'm excited to do that. It sounds like we'll be going to some new destinations this time around, and I really look forward to it. "
Tracklisting for Fight For My Soul:
- Blew Up (The House)
- Breakin' In
- We Are The Same
- What You're Looking For
- Not Right
- The Truth
- Fight For My Soul
- All of a Sudden
- I'll Always Be
The album defies categorization by a single genre. The textured arrangements, broad worldview, gorgeous vocal melodies, and expressive guitar playing are what defines "Fight For My Soul." It is unequivocally what Lang aimed to achieve over the long period he has been working on reaching a realized vision. He offers, "Much of what I've experienced through music and life in general is in these songs. I really like reaching out and connecting with people. For me, this is what it's all about. It keeps it fresh with different experiences every day."
Since the release of his 1997 major label debut "Lie To Me", the then 16 year-old Lang has built a reputation as one of the best live performers and guitarists of his generation.
"This particular record has taken quite a long time to finish for a lot of different reasons, Lang remarked. "Most of all, I started having kids a few years back. Between being with the family, and being out on the road touring, the last thing you want to do when home is to go make a record. I'm really happy with the body of work we have for this one. It's kind of hard to be excited and know what the record going to be like when the process is extended over such a long period of time. Today, sitting here, I'm really proud of the recordings."